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Yanaka Cemetery

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Ueno, Asakusa
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Address: 7-5-24 Yanaka, Taito 110-0001 , Tokyo Prefecture
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We didn't went there on purpose, we just couldn't avoid walking through. It would have been a good idea to search for famous people though, but I really didn't know anything about... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 22 April 2016
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Veszprem County, Hungary
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Veszprem County, Hungary
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2016

We didn't went there on purpose, we just couldn't avoid walking through. It would have been a good idea to search for famous people though, but I really didn't know anything about the place that time. It was the cemetery with the best atmosphere I've ever been to, as well the most ironic. People jogging there and enjoying walking around... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016 via mobile

If you have some time, to walk around the cemetery you will see that are many other prominent figures and historians also buried in this cemetery. Defintely worth the visit!

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2016

Never knew a cemetery could be so beautiful. Came during a week day and walked the main cherry blossom lined path; while viewing locals paying their respects to the ancestors. You will need to take the JR Yamanote line to Nippori Station and the cemetery isn't hard to find once you exit the station. You can go there before heading... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2016

It probably appears very morbid to be reviewing a cemetery, but this place is just wonderful. Lots of people around tending to their relative's graves, lots of life, flowers and people just taking it all in. It is also a wonderful (and probably one of the most unusual) place to view Sakura. To get here I walked through Ueno Park... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2016

We enjoyed walking through here on a Sunday to watch the locals hire brushes and buckets to clean the graves and add fresh flowers. Take JR to Nippori.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2016

This place is more like a Park than a Cemetery. It is a very peaceful place and not difficult to find. You will notice that there are a lot of people there taking a stroll. Nice place to be.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2016

Interesting to know some big guns were sleeping there. A very serene place for a morning and evening stroll

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2016

This is a nice place to end your day. The decoration of the tombstones is interesting to view and the grounds are a nice place to walk around. Watch your footing as some graves are overgrown.

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Penang Island, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2015

This is most interesting i stumble upon. A cemetery that is not creepy at all. Seen people here with their dogs, local tour walking around the area, children playing in the park. Some just rest and do some reading here. Quite a pleasant place to be.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2015

It is not that often you see a cemetery in Tokyo. This one is large and next to a small temple. I can imagine it is incredible in spring as there are many blooming fruit trees. We walked from the Yanaka Station thru the cemetery and on to Ueno Park. This is a good pathway for a nice walk, either... More 

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Ueno, Asakusa
Traces of the history and culture of the Edo (old Tokyo) era remain vividly in Ueno and Asakusa. Spacious Ueno Park is a great place to relax and visit a variety of different museums and galleries. At Ameyoko which starts in front of Ueno station, the grocery stores and clothing shops are crammed alongside fishmongers. It gets particularly busy at the end of the year, when many people go on shopping sprees. The town of Asakusa, developed around Sensoji temple, has many shops selling goods and clothing from old Japan, making it a great place for souvenir hunting. It's also known for various annual festivals, and the whole district gets involved with the huge Sanja Festival in May.
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